Grande brune (remix)
Le fantastique des astres
À genoux dans le désir
Au soleil - EP
Un serpent sous les fleurs
Perreau et la Lune live au Quat'Sous
Yann Perreau est de retour en force, c’est le moins qu’on puisse dire. (...) Toutes les facettes du talentueux musicien et brillant parolier sont aussi fantastiques à redécouvrir Jessica Émond-Ferrat, Le Journal Metro, Avril 2016
(...) on le retrouve dansant, tendre, mordant... et franchement dynamique. 4 étoiles Geneviève Bouchard, Le Soleil, Avril 2016
(…) Le fantastique des astres risque de faire partie des meilleurs albums de 2016. Katerine Verebely, Gravel le matin, ICI Radio-Canada Première Avril 2016
(...) une œuvre pop électro délicieusement extravagante. 4 étoiles André Péloquin, Journal de Montréal, Avril 2016
A singer-songwriter and notorious showman, Yann Perreau released his 5th album of original songs, Le fantastique des astres, in April 2016. With this project, Yann is in full command of his songwriting, and his music is more infectious and hypnotic than ever.yannperreau.com
Two years after releasing his successful album Le fantastique des astres, Yann Perreau returns with an unexpected EP, Voyager léger. The mini-album consists of four road-trip songs, recorded with his long-time band at Studio Chenapan. Yann was truly inspired by his latest travels. The music provides a kind of relief from a tragic event last October. This project is an effort to find joy in everyday beauty and to push towards new experiences.
The opening song, full of California vibes, plays with The Doors’ psychedelic sound and Beck’s humour, and tells the story of a lonesome traveler who falls for a seductive Belle d’Hawaii. The second song, bright and shiny with a touch of rococo bongos and vocals, revolves around the Atlantic shore and two lovers on vacation who Go with the Flow.
The third ballad brings us to a San Telmo (Argentina) bordello, where two tango dancers find each other in a Petite chambre à Buenos Aires. The journey ends with a cover of Voyage voyage as a duet with La Bronze. Back in the summer of 1987, young Perreau travelled to Germany to see his older sister. This Desireless hit was playing on every radio station and marked the imagination of the now-popular singer/globetrotter. This is what Yann Perreau shares this spring: four adventures in four songs.
Le fantastique des astres, Yann Perreau's fifth album full of heartfelt and well-crafted lyrics set to lively, groovy music, was released in April 2016. After the release of his previous album À genoux dans le désir, composed of unpublished works by Claude Péloquin, the singer-songwriter returned to his own writing. Based on the events of the past few years (deaths, births, accidents, voyages...) the creation of these songs became more than necessary.
Le fantastique des astres was created in the heat of the moment as both a joyful celebration of life as well as a middle finger to modern world cynicism. The passion is palpable in the lyrics and music for songs like Baby boom, J’aime les oiseaux and Faut pas se fier au apparences. With his head high in the sky, both feet on the ground, the showman has created a perfect playground for himself and his listeners. Though this fifth album offers many festive, dance songs, the wonderful tracks À l’amour et à la mer and T’embellis ma vie portray a more sensitive Yann Perreau. This album was produced by Tante Blanche, an enigmatic personality and sound designer who loves mixing lots of old and new material, and includes collaborations with Laurence Nerbonne, Pierre Kwenders and Yves Desrosiers.
Yann Perreau began his professional career at 18 with the band Doc et les Chirurgiens (1994-1998). After taking puppeteering classes (in 1998-1999) and acting classes (2000-2001), he released his solo debut album in 2002, Western Romance (Rapsat-Lelièvre prize at the Francofolies de Spa, Félix-Leclerc prize at the FrancoFolies de Montréal, Mirror prize at the Festival d’été de Québec). In 2005, he released the album Nucléaire (Diffuseurs Européens prize at the Bourse RIDEAU) and the DVD / live album Perreau et la Lune, for which he won the Show Direction of the Year award at the 2007 ADISQ.
His album Un serpent sous les fleurs, released in 2009, is still to this day his biggest popular and critical success (Félix for Songwriter of the Year in 2009, Félix for Show of the Year - Songwriter in 2010, Mirror prize for French Expression at the 2010 Festival d’été de Québec). He also took part in the Douze Hommes Rapaillés collective, in homage to the late poet Gaston Miron, with whom he recorded two albums and performed many concerts.
After the 2012 release of his previous album À genoux dans le désir, composed of unpublished works by Claude Péloquin, the singer-songwriter returned to his own writing. Released on April 15th, 2016, his fifth album, Le fantastique des astres, was created in the heat of the moment as both a joyful celebration of life as well as a middle finger to modern world cynicism.
A singer-songwriter and notorious showman, Yann Perreau is also a stage director (DJ Champion, Catherine Major, Queen Ka, etc.), actor (Opium 37 at Quat’Sous), poet (Perreau et la Plume published by VLB Éditeur) and owner of the Studio Chenapan in Montreal.
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